HB 134: "An Act authorizing the Department of Corrections to enter into agreements with municipalities for new or expanded public correctional facilities in the Fairbanks North Star Borough, the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Bethel, and the Municipality of Anchorage."
00 HOUSE BILL NO. 134 01 "An Act authorizing the Department of Corrections to enter into agreements with 02 municipalities for new or expanded public correctional facilities in the Fairbanks North 03 Star Borough, the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Bethel, and the Municipality of 04 Anchorage." 05 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 06 * Section 1. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section 07 to read: 08 AUTHORIZATION TO LEASE CORRECTIONAL FACILITY SPACE WITH 09 MUNICIPALITIES. (a) To relieve overcrowding of existing correctional facilities in the 10 state and the extensive use of out-of-state correctional facilities, the Department of 11 Corrections, not later than July 1, 2006, may enter into agreements with the following 12 municipalities for new or expanded correctional facilities: 13 (1) Fairbanks North Star Borough - expansion of existing facility by up to 80 14 beds;
01 (2) Matanuska-Susitna Borough - construction of new facility with up to 1,200 02 beds; 03 (3) Bethel - expansion of existing facility by up to 120 beds; 04 (4) Municipality of Anchorage - expansion of Anchorage Jail by up to 200 05 beds. 06 (b) The authorizations given by (a) of this section are subject to the following 07 conditions: 08 (1) the average capital cost for all beds may not exceed $135,000 a bed for 09 (a)(1), (2), and (4) of this section and $155,000 a bed for (a)(3) of this section, adjusted for 10 inflation each year at a rate equal to the percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index for 11 urban wage earners and clerical workers for Anchorage, Alaska, during the previous calendar 12 year as determined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, United States Department of Labor; 13 (2) if construction of a new facility is authorized, the municipality shall own 14 the facility, and the state may enter into a long-term lease not to exceed 25 years with the 15 municipality to operate the facility; the annual lease payment for a new facility may not 16 exceed $14,600 a bed; 17 (3) if expansion of an existing facility is authorized, the state shall enter into a 18 joint ownership agreement with the municipality of the expanded facility, enter into a long- 19 term lease not to exceed 25 years of the municipality's interest in the facility, and operate the 20 facility; payments under the lease may not exceed $16,700 a bed for the Bethel facility and 21 $14,600 a bed for the Fairbanks and Anchorage facilities; 22 (4) the agreement to lease must contain terms providing that the commissioner 23 of corrections may terminate for cause any contract for operating the facility. 24 (c) The authorization given by (a)(4) of this section is subject to the following 25 condition: expansion of the facility may only occur if the expansion is funded by up to 26 $30,000,000 in federal receipts.